Saurite is the academic term for an ancient lizardfolk civilization that rose and fell eons before the present day. Centered in what is now a vast bog, at their height, the Saurites had a highly developed society, with a strong oral literature tradition. Their architecture was also remarkable, melding stone and magically-sculpted vegetation. Many “magical biotechnologies” of the saurites have been lost.The scholars of Miterimas university divide Saurite history into several periods:
- Early, or Girotite
- High green
- Late Empire
At the end of the Late Empire, a great cataclysm shattered the Saurite empire and decimated their population. During the Spawning period, the lizardfolk reproduced at an extremely high rate, but at a cost: the average intelligence of the race declined precipitously.